|Carefully chosen Montessori learning activities that match the current developmental needs of the children in the classroom.
|Toys may over stimulate children and are not necessarily considered for the interest and developmental needs of the children.
|12 lesson plans for 12 children
|1 lesson plan for 12 children
|Child leads and teacher guides—The adult prepares the environment and offers opportunities for the child to learn. Then she gently guides and assists the child.
|Teacher directed—The teacher transmits information and skills to the child.
|Children are involved in their daily routines of care and in caring for the environment.
|Teacher completes the majority of daily tasks for the children
|Movement and free choice
|Curriculum or schedule is emphasized
|Infant rooms are open spaces with soft rugs and pillows on which babies can move freely.
|Infants spend active time in jumpers, walker, or swings.
|Independence is promoted.
|Children are not always encouraged to try things themselves.